The reasons to visit London are vast. Famously, English intellectual Samuel Johnson once said – “the only person bored in London is a boring person.” There’s truth to this as the city boasts world class culinary, art, and night life. Beyond those contemporary diversions is the sheer age of the city and the fantastic monuments like Westminster, Buckingham Palace, and Trafalgar Square. Samuel Johnson was on to something. Some more reasons to visit London include:
Experience all other cultures, than experience the Londoners
If you want a taste of India head to Bricklane, if a bit of Jamaican street life is what you want than the place to be Is Brixton, but London is London too and this is the place to really see the English way. Areas of the city, such as Fulham are still dominantly English and give visitors a chance to hear the East London accent unabridged. This is where you will hear words such as rubbish instead of garbage and the classic English greeting /rhetorical question – you alright yeah? Fulham also has the London own classic merged word innit – which is a fusion of isn’t it together. When you feel you have experienced London enough to feel like one of the locals, it is time to let the words – innit leave your mouth.
Seafood – both amazing and in-between
Being on an island it can’t be a surprise that England has plenty of great, fresh seafood. Naturally all things nice, in-between, and minging eventually make their way to London. So if you want to have a great, not to be forgotten, sea food dinner than places like the the Wright Brothers on Kingly Street is a good bet. If you want some fish, any kind of fish – not the kind that will set your wallet way back, there are plenty if fish and chip places dotted around the city that will fill the bill admirable.
The legacy of the Summer Olympics
It makes sense that a world city like London would eventually host the Summer Olympics. Now with the games behind us there are still the remnants of the Olympics. One great new addition, beyond the varied stadiums and venues that now inhabit London’s east side, is the London cable car that carries people over the Thames river and provides a breath taking view over the city. Views are mixed about whether the excessive cost of the games was worth it, but no one can deny that the revitalization of London’s east side certainly owes to the Olympiad